|MH-204 So-Called Artists - Paint By Number Songs
So-Called Artists. Their full-length release, Paint By Number Songs features twelve tracks of biting emo-rap, alt-rock production and crisp turntablist work. The overall feel is dark, brooding, and aggressive, as Anticon emcees Sole and Alias tackle subjects ranging from the depression caused by signing their music away, to the perils of war. Weak drum presets are no where to be found as the production is handled by Alias and Dj Mayonnaise in their trademark goth-hop style. Paint By Number Songs has an edge unlike any other Mush release, and is one of the rare hip-hop full-lengths where all tracks are of equal caliber.
|Oh, hell yeah. Just cause it ain’t about being dope, that doesn’t mean its not strong medicine - AP / This is some of the most original, abstract, and yes, experimental hip-hop around - Impact Press / It’s now s**t - Your Flesh / Turn it up - Ammo City
|Sole and Alias of Anticon team up with DJ Mayonnaise for the instantly engaging Paint By Number Songs. Joining an urgent, spoken-wordish vocal front (reminiscent of Sage Francis) with haunting reverb atmospherics and sharp beats, the three give us an LP that's political on contact. - Download